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Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Dali
Built over a thousand years ago, Chongsheng Three Pagodas allegedly helped scare off the area's pesky dragons. The surrounding area is well maintained, with lots of greenery and a pond reflecting an image of the pagodas and providing an ideal photo op. There are quite a few steep steps to climb here, so wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of drinking water. Use our Dali road trip tool to add Chongsheng Three Pagodas and other attractions to your Dali vacation plans.
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  • September 23, 2017
    The pagodas are majestic towers built in the 7th century. While i am not religious, the towers are beautiful. There are serene pond gardens to visit with reflection of the pagodas. The temple stretche...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    The pagoda and the temple complex are definitely worth a visit. It's a reasonable workout by the time you have done it. There are also vans that drive, but we have everything running, and with the tuk-tuk back and forth.
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  • September 4, 2017
    Walked to the temple from our inn and got followed by an old lady who pester me to buy the tickets from her claiming hers is at student rate. I did not take the risk to make any purchase, bought it at...  more »

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A popular tourist destination for budget travelers, Dali offers a wide choice of places to stay. Hotels cluster on the southern and southeastern lakeshore, with luxurious five-star establishments closer to the Three Pagoda area. As an attractive spot for young travelers, Dali offers a range of cheap hostels and scores of guesthouses across the city. Most budget establishments sit just outside the west gate of the old town, or closer to the east gate. However, popular places fill up quickly during the summer period, so make sure you reserve your room in advance.
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